Long before Marie Kondo, there was another famous school of thought
that linked our sense of wellbeing to the way we organise our homes –
directly to 'wind and water', Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice
of allowing good energy (otherwise known as chi) to flow throughout
your home. It's been around for thousands of years and stems from
ancient Chinese astrology.
The tradition centres
around the idea that people have a deep connection to where they live,
and that the energy and flow of our living spaces have a profound effect
on our wellbeing and sense of happiness, so it is best to optimise them.
And while Feng Shui existed well before home-organisation guru Marie
Kondo, her best-selling book, 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up',
echoes some of the basic principles of Feng Shui.
Feng Shui devotees are big on the idea that with a few small tweaks and a little spring cleaning, you can transform your home into a sanctuary of positivity. Here's how.